Spring/ Summer Special Events

Feast of the Ascension 
in St Birinus, Dorchester

In 2017 the Feast of the Ascension falls on Thursday 25th May: High Mass at 7:30pm

The church is located on Bridge End Street, Dorchester, OX10 7JR Click for a map


St Birinus' Church is stunning, one of the very few Catholic churches with a Rood Screen, lending an extra dimension to celebrations of the Traditional Mass. The church was built in the 1850s by architect William Wardell, a follower of Pugin, and has in recent years undergone extensive restoration and embellishment.


Ember Saturday of Pentecost 
at Holy Rood, Abingdon Road

In 2017 this falls on Saturday 10th June. Mass is at 11am

Holy Rood Church is located in the Abingdon Road (on the east side: on the left going south out of central Oxford) close to Folly Bridge, opposite Western Road. It has its own car park. The postcode is OX1 4LD. Click for a map.

The Ember Days are a feature of the ancient Roman calendar which sanctify the four seasons of the year: in Advent, Lent, in Pentecost week, and in September. The Ember days which follow Whitsun (Pentecost) continue the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit on the disciples, the 'birthday of the Church'.


Fr Daniel Lloyd celebrates Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form in Holy Rood each Friday at 12:30pm; his first Sung Mass in Holy Rood, in the photograph above, took place in November 2016.


Feast of the Holy Trinity, 
Holy Trinity, Hethe

Holy Trinity Church is on Hardwick Road, Hethe OX27 8AW (Tel 01869 277630). 
Find the church on a map here.

This lovely church celebrates its annual Patronal Feast, Trinity Sunday, with a High Mass.

In 2017, Trinity Sunday falls on Sunday 11th June.


Holy Trinity, Hethe, is the oldest working Catholic church in Oxfordshire, with the exception of the chapel at Mapldurham: for more information about its history, see here.


Sung Dominican Mass at Blackfriars tbc

In 2016, a Sung Mass was celebrated by Fr Richard Conrad OP, in the Dominican Rite.